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Old 05 December 2009, 15:50   #21
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thanks Biffa - will remember that one - I can appreciate a sense of humour is a must have - I'm smiling now (honest)
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Old 05 December 2009, 15:51   #22
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Just think if you had called the CG - they may have asked for any boat in the area to assist - then you would have had us lot arrive . Can you have too much 'help' I wonder ?
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Old 05 December 2009, 15:56   #23
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Lol - not the kind of introduction I was hoping for - but it would have made RIBnet history
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the fixed VHF reported a high voltage error that we couldn’t clear so the radio was useless
dem navmen raydiows tel pawkies. thay tel yew yoov gott de too mucch vowltij wen thay shud bee tellin yew dat yew aynt gott enuf.

orl dem elictric fings yoov gott onn dat bote woz nikkin de sparrks fromm de sparrk pluggs untill itt reeched de poynt wen ther woz nonn lefft. thay nead fillin upp wiv sparrks agen.

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Just think if you had called the CG - they may have asked for any boat in the area to assist - then you would have had us lot arrive . Can you have too much 'help' I wonder ?
Just how many boats can you get involved in an along-side tow???
I dont think Andre's would have even noticed you there!
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want a boat, get a sense of humor first
avv yew gott a bote?

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Old 05 December 2009, 16:09   #27
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Thanks Garf - we did wonder if our little battery was struggling but even with all electrics other than the radio off it said the same thing - will see if I can find some more sparks

A group tow - lol that would have been an experience
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Old 05 December 2009, 16:13   #28
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ouch, I'm almost feeling bad for encouraging you to take the SR out yourselves...

glad you got back safe and sound... don't let it put you off, lots to learn from, but at least you already know what the mistakes are...
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Allways try and think on the positive side,even when things go tottaly t--s up
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dont worry

As can be seen from the other messages from obviously very experienced ribbers, don't beat yourself up. We all learn by experience! It is virtually the only way, and as many say, any other boater will help you given half a chance, it is a close community due to the dangers involved. No one hurt, except "his" pride of being sick!

Keep going, if you never try you will never know. Live fast die young. You only live once. Many phrases are cheesy but they all stem from the truth.

You will look back with strong memories of the day and that is all part of boating. The most uncomfortable experiences and worrying times not only teach you the most, but provide the best stories to recount in the pub!!

Good luck going forward and don't worry, you are fairly prepared as far as i can see from your posts. It is the idiots who go out with no lifejackets and no fuel that get given grief!
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